The governments of Canada and Quebec announce the start of work on the Saint Raymond sound barrier



    GATINEAU, QC, Nov. 26 /CNW Telbec/ - Investments made by the governments
of Canada and Quebec will allow work to begin, to improve the quality of life
of Lac-des-Fées residents living along Saint Raymond Boulevard.
    Today, the Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Transport,
Infrastructure and Communities, and Roch Cholette, MNA for Hull and
Parliamentary Assistant to the Quebec Minister of Finance and Chair of the
Conseil du trésor, on behalf of Julie Boulet, Quebec Transport Minister,
announced the start of construction of the Saint Raymond sound barrier in
Gatineau.
    "Today's announcement shows once again that the Government of Canada is
delivering the goods in terms of infrastructure for Outaouais region
residents," said Minister Cannon. "This new sound barrier will improve our
quality of life by reducing the noise pollution caused by traffic on Saint
Raymond Boulevard."
    "The start of work on the Saint Raymond sound barrier is a clear sign of
our government's commitment to moving ahead with our major Quebec road system
retrofit plan we introduced in 2003," said Mr. Cholette. "I am very pleased
that this project will considerably improve the quality of life of area
residents."
    Funding of the sound barrier, estimated at nearly $1.5 million by
Transport Quebec, will be shared equally between the governments of Canada and
Quebec.
    The work will consist of building a 600-metre long and three-metre high
landscaped bank. According to Transport Quebec, it will be complete by the end
of summer 2008.




For further information:

For further information: Karine White, Press Secretary, Office of the
Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, Ottawa, (613) 991-0700;
Maryse Gaudreault, Policy Advisor, Roch Cholette's Office, (819) 772-3000;
Media Relations, Transport Canada, Ottawa, (613) 993-0055; Marcel Lapointe,
Information Officer, Transport Quebec, (819) 772-3107, ext. 236


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